Monday, October 30, 2017

Partial victories against Trump's transgender ban in the military, Mississippi pseudo religious freedom law


According to the Washington Post as of 1 PM EDT Monday October 30, 2017, a federal judge has enjoined Donald Trump’s ban on service by transgender soldiers, but has upheld the portion relieving the Armed Forces from paying for sexual reassignment surgery.  The link is here

The story is developing.  Later Monday the AP offered this story

The Washington Blade is reporting that a federal judge in Mississippi has specified a detailed syllabus by which clerks in the state of Mississippi can detail their religious objections to same-sex marriage licenses, link here.
  
The judge had overturned a state pseudo-religious freedom law which seemed quite sweeping on the surface, but the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans had overturned his ruling for lack of standing.

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